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Vol. 1 No. 24 ……. United States Marines in Death Battle at Tarawa ……. Cover: The GI helmet has been used to protect the head, to boil coffee, to serve as a washbowl for the face and the feet, to dig foxholes, hold shaving soap, carry fruit and catch rain water. In the cover picture, made aboard on LST boat off Sicily, Pvt. Harris has found still another use for it: feedbag for his mule. The mule seems to like the idea. ……. Articles Inside: Death Battle At Tarawa – This was the toughest battle in the history of the Marine Corps. They suffered losses of 1,026 dead and 2,557 wounded in the 76-hour fight. By Sgt. John Bushemi ….. ‘Makin Taken’ – A sergeant from the 165th Infantry-New York’s “Fighting 69th” of the first World War fame-tells about the Gilbert Invasion. By Sgt. Merle Miller ….. Pocket Guide to America – Three sergeants, who have just returned to the U. S. after a year overseas, describe this strange country and its natives. ….. Girl problem in Alaska – Mary Ann, Donna, Margaret and Sue try to give the GIs up there everything but love. By Sgt. Georg N. Meyers ….. Sensitive Reporter in Algiers Hoosegow Oppressed by Stench of Centuries. By Pvt. Tom Shehan ….. Look Twice at Iran Cook’s Chop Suey – It’s Disguised Spam.By Sgt. Al Hine ….. A Chow Hound In Reverse: Gains Eight Pounds the Hard Way. By Sgt. Robert G. Ryan ….. ‘Twas Just Before Christmas, Not a Jeep Driver Was Stirring. By Pvt. John McLeod ….. Pacific Yank Claims New Sugar Record: 790 Letters in 13 Months. By Sgt. Franklin P. Hall ….. Battle of Germany – Waging the most destructive air offensive in history, RAF and Eighth Air Force planes are outbombing the Luftwaffe at a rate of 200 tons of explosives to one. ….. The Belgian Commandos Want to Go Home – These tough specialists in hand-to-hand fighting are training for the big day when they will go back again to their country after three years of exile. By Sgt. Paul W. Green ….. Rabaul Raid – But there’s more to the job than dropping bombs ( Making Terrain Model Maps ) ….. The Sad Sack “Got A Light, Bud?” by Sgt. George Baker ….. Fall Out For An Interview. By Sgt. Ray Duncan ….. Strickly GI ….. News From Home – What Goes on in Your Own Home State ….. Mail Call ….. Message Center ….. The Poets Cornered ….. He Didn’t Rush Back for a Radio Contract ( Pat Gilchrist ) ….. Bertelli Didn’t Make This All-American ….. Six Enlisted Men On GI All-American ….. Cartoons